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Hans Hutter

Hans Hutter

Partner & Dutch and European patent attorney
I am a Dutch and European patent attorney as well as a senior partner at NLO. I have considerable experience as an attorney and am very client-oriented, advising a broad range of clients, including senior executives, on all patent-related matters. For instance, I have been responsible for the development and enforcement of one of my client's portfolios for several years now and give this client strategic intellectual property advice on a daily basis.


  • Computers/Software
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Telecommunications

I also lead a team comprising nine patent attorneys and trainees, most of whom specialise in telecommunications. Together, we have helped one of the most successful telecom giants develop a strong and valuable European patent portfolio that generates licensing revenue and protects its R&D.

Hans Hutter is a go-to for leading players in the telecoms industry.
IAM Patent 1000 - edition 2019

I received my patent attorney training from the Dutch “Octrooiraad” (the Dutch Patent Office) and have discovered that patent law suits me to a tee. I thrive on working on big, complex patent cases and am regularly involved in the preparation and prosecution stages of patent cases between major players in the industry. I am also well versed in and enjoy conducting opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office.


  • MSc in Electrical Engineering (Cum Laude), University of Twente (the Netherlands). 
  • PhD in the History of Science and Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands)